A 19th century lantern slide.

This lantern slide is part of the Francis Collection of pre-cinematic apparatus and ephemera, acquired by the Australian and Victorian Governments in 1975. David Francis was the curator of the National Film and Sound Archive of the British Film Institute as well as being a co-founder of the Museum of the Moving Image in London, which was operational between 1988 and 1999.

Description of Content

Hand coloured print of a couple dancing. The woman is wearing a red pinafore with a white apron. The man is in matching red shorts and a blue jacket. He is holding a hat up in the air. A young boy sitting on a bench is playing the flute.

Physical Description

Single lantern slide, comprising circular hand-coloured print on glass, with black mask, mounted in rectangular wooden frame.

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